LibriVox recording of Emma by Jane Austen. Read by Sibella Denton.
Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1816, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as "handsome, clever, and rich" but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." (Summary by Wikipedia)
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December 16, 2011 Subject:
This reading is very pleasant to listen to. I'm not a native English speaker, I'm trying to improve my oral comprehension and find it clear and understandable (ok, I'm not beginner level either). This is a good choice for whoever likes Jane Austen.
May 3, 2010 Subject:
Very enjoyable listen
I listened to this in the car, and found it very enjoyable. The novel is supposed to be one of Austen's best. The recording is high quality. The reader sounds American to me, but I soon got used to the accent. The way she did different voices and mannerisms for the characters was very good - not overdone, and I found it helpful. Even when reading the book I was unsure who was talking when. Thanks to Sibella Denton and the other LibriVox volunteers for reading and making my commute enjoyable!
June 29, 2008 Subject:
Thanks to Sibella Denton and Librivox
My Name is Amjad Izhar from Lahore Pakistan.
I read this novel in my B.A. English Literature studies.
Now I downloaded this audio and listened to it many times.
Really thanks to Sibella Denton and librivox, great work done by you and it helped me the most.